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3 similarities and 3 differences between the incident in Brasilia and the attack on the Capitol in Washington

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The scenes of chaos and destruction caused by the attacks on the National Congress, the Presidency and Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court by followers of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were reminiscent of those in Washington two years ago.

Later, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to stop the certification of elections that awarded the winner to his political rival, incumbent President Joe Biden.

How are the two attacks similar and how are they different?

Similarities